BROOKINGS, S.D. - CashCourse, a financial education resource for college students funded by the National Endowment for Financial Education, recognized SDSU Extension Family Resource Management Field Specialist, Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head with the 2017 CashCourse Financial Educator of the Year honorable mention.
In her work with SDSU Extension, Saboe-Wounded Head works with consumers to improve their resource management knowledge and skills.
"I am passionate about teaching financial literacy and have learned that one size does not fit all concerning the best approach to managing finances," she said. "Through teaching and programming, I work to help consumers become financially capable and financially secure no matter their income level or net worth."
Her work focuses on managing financial resources. In 2016 Saboe-Wounded Head developed a financial wellness program called WorkWi$e at the Worksite. This program focuses on basic financial management concepts that can help employees reduce financial stress and increase workplace productivity. She also conducts financial wellness sessions at South Dakota State University.
"I have often heard college students say that information taught is a class is never going to be used in real life," she said. "I actually had a student who took my course contact me two years later to share how the financial wellness course he took from me helped him accumulate a savings account in a short amount of time and taking advantage of employer-sponsored retirement plans."
Prior to working with SDSU Extension, Saboe-Wounded Head worked as an assistant professor in the Consumer Affairs program at SDSU. She also taught Family and Consumer Sciences to middle and high school students for 10 years.
Her research interests are family resource management, financial well-being, financial literacy and capability, and food security.
Lorna earned a Doctorate in Family and Consumer Sciences Education from Iowa State University, a Master's in Adult Education from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor's in Family and Consumer Sciences Education from South Dakota State University.
She is an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC©), and a Certified in Family and Consumer Sciences (CFCS) and Certified Personal and Family Financial Educator (CPFFE) through the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Read more about her work at the SDSU Extension at the iGrow Healthy Families community.
Courtesy of iGrow. Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head, SDSU Extension Family Resource Management Field Specialist, was recently recognized by the National Endowment for Financial Education with the 2017 CashCourse Financial Educator of the Year honorable mention.